12-Day Western Ranch & Parks Adventure

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12-day tour featuring Rapid City, Custer State Park, Yellowstone National Park, Salt Lake City and more…

On this fun-filled vacation, discover the majestic parks and historic lodges of the American West. Begin your trip in Rapid City, South Dakota, gateway to the Black Hills. Enjoy an orientation tour and visit to Badlands National Park with its stunning scenery. Spend two nights in Custer State Park at the historic State Game Lodge, a gracious stone and wood lodge set in a beautiful mountain valley that served as the “Summer White House” for President Coolidge. Here, enjoy a buffalo safari and chuck wagon cookout. Visit the world’s largest mammoth-remains excavation site in Hot Springs, spend free time exploring Custer State Park, and visit Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial.

Cross the plains and mountains of Wyoming and arrive in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West town of Cody, Wyoming. Wrap up the first half of your vacation with a true Ranch experience – the U-Cross Ranch! Stay overnight and enjoy the beautiful grounds by horseback, fishing, hiking, and entertainment by the campfire after dinner. Next up: Yellowstone National Park, America’s first national park and the geothermal home of Old Faithful Geyser. Stay at one of the majestic hotels inside Yellowstone, enjoy Yellowstone’s Upper and Lower Falls, and watch for herds of bison and other animals.

On your way to Jackson, tour beautiful Grand Teton National Park. In the thoroughly Western town of Jackson, enjoy plenty of leisure time. Your grand vacation concludes with a trip through the Wasatch Mountains and a farewell dinner in Salt Lake City, Utah. On this tour, you’ll see some of the West’s classic lodges, breathtaking scenery, and historic sights—what a grand vacation!

Tour pricing starts at $2,959 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2015 departures available: August 27 & September 10

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7-Day Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies

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7-day tour featuring Calgary, Jasper, Banff and more…

A sampling of world-class Canadian resorts combined with breathtaking scenery highlight this Canadian Rockies vacation. Start your trip in Calgary and travel to Lake Louise to spend an evening at the elegant Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, known for its beauty, comfort, and Old World charm.

Travel north on Icefields Parkway and savor stunning views of alpine meadows, waterfalls, and glacier masses. Next: a highlight of your vacation—take a thrilling ride aboard an Ice Explorer on the Columbia IceField, the largest expanse of ice in the Canadian Rockies.

Continue on to Jasper National Park, the largest national park in Canada. For two nights, stay at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, set deep in the Canadian Rockies and the embodiment of peace, tranquility, and natural beauty.

See Maligne Lake and enjoy a narrated cruise to Spirit Island. Afterward, enjoy leisure time in Jasper, strolling through the pretty streets and relaxing at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge with its spectacular, outdoor adventure opportunities.

Finally, head to Banff and take in the natural beauty of Banff and Yoho National Parks. Spend two nights at the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, a symbol of the Canadian Rockies with its championship golf course, world-class spa, and luxurious comfort in a pristine wilderness. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a ride on the Banff gondola up Sulphur Mountain. You’ll also have time to explore Banff on your own. Your vacation in the Canadian Rockies ends back in Calgary.
Tour pricing starts at $2,770 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

Departures available: August 2015 through September 2016

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7-Day London & Paris Tour

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7-day tour featuring famous sites of London and Paris

An expert Local Guide will give you a tour in each city, you’ll see the must-see attractions, such as Big Ben and Piccadilly Circus in London, and the Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris. You’ll get a different perspective as you take a private, narrated cruise on London’s Thames River, and you’ll ascend to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, where amazing views of Paris await!

Another thrilling adventure of this London and Paris tour is the high-speed Eurostar train ride. Imagine traveling through the Chunnel, an engineering marvel, as you sit back and relax! But that’s not all. Globus has also included unique experiences, such as sipping champagne and witnessing spectacular views as you ride the London Eye, the world’s tallest observation wheel. Or how about riding the little train through picturesque Montmartre, the Parisian artist area?

All of this and much more—including plenty of time on your own to explore each city—are waiting for you on this marvelous vacation to London and Paris.

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4-Day Heroes, Hometowns and Legends Tour

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4-days of Tennessee history with Comedian Jeanne Robertson, Grammy Award Winner Lee Greenwood and Country Artist Phil Vasser

Three great concerts, a special tour of Ft Campbell Military Base – home of the famed 101st Airborne Division’s Screaming Eagles, Loretta Lynn Ranch and more combine to make this a very special tour.

Tour pricing starts at $1,184 p.p.d.o.

September 14, 2015 Departure Date

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8-Day New Mexico Balloon Fiesta Tour

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8-days of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Santa Fe, Taos & Carlsbad Caverns

Experience one of the most amazing sights as you witness the mass ascension of hundreds of different styled balloons. Prepare yourself for the amazing lights of the balloon glow as you see some of the many creative designs after sunset.

Tour pricing starts at $2,119 p.p.d.o.

September 28 & October 3, 2015 Departure Date

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16-Day Capitals of Central Europe Tour

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Prague, Czech Republic

16-day tour featuring Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, the Czech Republic and more…

Marvel at the timeless beauty and charm of the capitals of Central Europe: Berlin, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, and more. These jewels of the old world also thrive as modern centers of European culture.

Tour Price $2,940 p.p.d.o. if booked by 7/15/2015

Rate applies to the following 2015 departures: September 7 & 14, 2015

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Travel Chronicles

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Hello Travelers!

 

This week we will be going over suitcases, carry-ons, and their packing requirements.

 

The first step is to make sure that your suitcase size fits within the requirements of the tour company and airlines. In most cases, the tour company has more stringent rules about size because there is less room on the motor coach than there is on the airplane.

 

The standard weight is 50 lbs. for a checked piece of baggage, and 15 lbs. for a carry-on. Even though they say 50 lbs., really you should only pack it to about 40 lbs. so that you have enough room after your purchases and mementos so that you don’t exceed the limit on your way home.

 

Some suitcases now have an ‘expand’ feature.  When measuring your suitcase make sure you take this into account.  If you are measuring before the tour without the expansion, you shouldn’t expand it on the tour.  If everyone did that, there wouldn’t be enough room on the bus for everyone’s luggage by the end of the tour!

 

As for your carry-on bag, you really need to know what the bus requirements are. The airlines usually will allow you to take another small suitcase to but in the overhead bins. This is not the case with the European buses. Usually your carry-on bag is supposed to sit underneath the seat in front of you because the motor coaches don’t have overhead compartments.

 

You shouldn’t push the dimensions for your carry-on bag, because it would just mean that you would have to carry it on your lap throughout the whole tour if it does not fit underneath the seat in front of you.

 

To enjoy your tour to its fullest extent, knowing the requirements and following them will allow for a more comfortable ride for yourself and other passengers.

 

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14-day Western Explorer Tour

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14-day tour featuring Los Angeles, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Las Vegas, San Fransisco and more…

Experience the best of the West on this grand adventure—with its vibrant cities, spectacular mountains, unique rock formations, and serene lakes. Begin your trip with a sightseeing tour in Los Angeles before crossing the Mohave Desert to Lake Havasu, a water sports paradise. On to the natural wonders of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Mammoth Lakes, and Yosemite National Park. First stop is Grand Canyon National Park, where you can enjoy a majestic sunset and be awed by the stunning scenery. Continue to Lake Powell and enjoy an afternoon cruise and plenty of leisure time to relax in this beautiful setting. Then, head for Bryce Canyon National Park, where years of erosion have carved colorful sandstone into thousands of spires, arches, and mazes, and Zion National Park, a spectacle of massive stone formations.

From the exciting cities to the amazing scenery and from the desert landscapes to the sparkling lakes, this tour has it all. Grab your camera and get ready for a remarkable vacation!
Tour pricing starts at $3,249 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2015 departures available: July through September

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17-Day Spain, Portugal & Morocco Tour

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17-day tour featuring Lisbon, Seville, Fez, Costa del Sol, Marrakesh, Madrid and more…

For those who wish to see it all, this vacation is unforgettable. You start in Lisbon with a welcome dinner and sightseeing including Jeronimos Monastery, then travel south and visit a tile workshop in Azeitao before continuing to Seville, Spain, where sightseeing includes a visit to the Alcazar. Sail by ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar and overnight in Morocco’s capital, Rabat. Admire the Royal Palace and visit the Mohammed V Mausoleum, plus the Roman relics of Chellah before continuing to exotic Casablanca, where an exclusive lunch at Rick’s Café Américain, famous from the movie Casablanca, has been arranged for you. In Ouarzazate, visit Kasbah Taourirt and enjoy a drink at sunset. Another highlight awaits you in Erfoud, in the heart of the Sahara: an exciting four-wheel drive to the sand dune of Erg Chebbi.

A whole day at leisure on the Costa del Sol allows you to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar before continuing to Granada, where guided sightseeing includes visits to the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife, and where a special dinner awaits you at a local restaurant. Also stop in Toledo on your way to Madrid to see one of El Greco’s masterpieces in the Santo Tomé Church. Guided sightseeing in the Spanish capital features a visit to the famous Prado Museum, and a special paella dinner with wine has been prepared for your farewell evening at Las Cuevas del Duque restaurant.
Tour pricing starts at $3,449 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2015 departures available July through October

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13-Day Classical Greece with Iconic Aegean 4-Night Cruise

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13-day tour featuring Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Rhodes, and more…

From picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic ruins, this vacation is a classic. In Athens, where you will visit the Acropolis; in ancient Corinth, Mycenae, and Epidaurus to Olympia and Delphi, with a special visit to the Archaeological Museum, spectacular ancient history will unfold.

Special highlights are a cooking demonstration to learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer in Olympia, and a dance lesson in Delphi to learn the steps of the sirtaki, made famous in the movie Zorba the Greek, accompanied by a glass of traditional Ouzo.

Enjoy a whole afternoon in the fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries. Visit Varlaam Monastery, famous for its frescoes, and St. Stephen’s, featuring a unique collection of icons and an incredible panoramic view.

Next is Thermopylae, site of the heroic battle of Leonidas’ 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes’ huge Persian army. Drive past the ancient sites of Thebes and Marathon on your way back to Athens.

Embark on a 4-night cruise from Piraeus, visiting Mykonos, Kusadasi in Turkey, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete, and Santorini (weather permitting) before disembarking in Piraeus for a final overnight in Athens.

Tour pricing starts at $2,350 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2015 departures available July through October

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